Music

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Scarlatti sonatas and 20th century Spanish music will be sounding out in the incongruous surroundings of a village church at the weekend.

Pete Guy EP artwork

Baldock’s Pete Guy, described by some as Cat Stevens meets the Kinks, releases his first EP and second single with Folkstock Records this weekend.

Organisers gearing up for June’s Rhythms of the World music and community arts festival in Hitchin are spreading the net to recruit the volunteer army which will make the weekend go with a swing.

Sunjay is planning at the Letchworth & Baldock Folk Club

Performers who brand themselves with a single name are usually ladies at the glitzier end of the sound spectrum – Madonna, Shakira, Beyonce, Kylie.

The Brand New Heavies are on the bill for Rhythms of the World 2015

Organisers of June’s Rhythms of the World festival have added three names to the bill for the Hitchin Priory weekend of music and more.

Theatre

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Sarah Blanc may be presenting the premiere of her first solo show at Letchworth Arts Centre next Friday, but there will be a very special man sharing the stage with her.

Greyscale Theatre at Letchworth Arts Centre

Critically-acclaimed theatre company Greyscale bring a new production with an intriguing take on the family dynamic to Letchworth on Thursday.

Vinnie Jones at the Gordon Craig Theatre

Hertfordshire schoolboy turned hard-man footballer and then Hollywood tough guy – the Vinnie Jones story is a real rollercoaster involving sport, movies, tangles with the law, health scares and heartache.

Letchworth Arcadians Fiddler On The Roof, April 2015

A community drama company celebrating a sellout success on its return home is now getting set to tap into the appetite for dance.

The Ghost Train at Gordon Craig Theatre

Bumbling Private Godfrey from classic TV sitcom Dad’s Army came across as an amiable old duffer, but the man who played him was a sharp cookie.

Decades before Walmington On Sea’s Home Guard stalwarts captured the hearts of the nation, Arnold Ridley had penned a classic play which is still regularly revived.

Arts

Mon, 21:32

As anyone who has ever tried to put together an Ikea wardrobe knows, there aren’t many things that come out of Sweden that are good for a laugh.

3d embroidery by Claire Moynihan at Letchworth Arts Centre

Politicians have their sights set on May 7, but in May art-lovers will be drawn to seven creative candidates whose work will be on show at Letchworth Arts Centre.

Comedian Kevin Norcott

One of Sarah Millican’s top collaborators will be in the spotlight himself on Saturday night, topping the bill at this month’s Jesterlarf comedy club session at Stevenage’s Gordon Craig Theatre.

Andrew O'Neill

Rising stand-up star Andrew O’Neill brings his new Mindspiders show to Letchworth Arts Centre later this month.

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